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aspects. certain sultures, it's not as unacceptable to make a suicide attempt. there's religion that has something to play. some of the arab countries, the suicide rates are lower than the united states. >> how do the rates vary based on age and gender in. >> men are much more likely to successfully complete a suicide. the suicide rate for men is four times that of women. women are three times as likely to attempt suicide. as far as age is concerned, the peak time for men, for all people to make a suicide attempt is between ages 40 and 60. >> you and i were speaking on a commercial break, it's turning up in teenagers. why do you see so many teenagers contemplating suicide? >> the number of teens that think about suicide according to a cdc study is 20%. 20% of teenagersn a given year will seriously consider suicide. 5% will make a suicide attempt, 2% will have such a serious suicide attempt it will land them in the hospital and they will require treatment. i think it has to do with the difficulties of being a teenager. the rates of suicide attempt in this country has gone up 200% since th
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